Rent increases

Anna

I'm a sr citizen and I live in a mobile home park that was a senior park for many years. 12 years ago, it was bought by a greedy Corportion, Kort & Scott, and made an all-age park. Immediately, we were subjected to rent-gouging by as much as $79.00/mo. annual increase and it continues to almost now, $1000.oo/mo and more. Most of the senior citizens are retired, on small fixed incomes and many have been economically evicted. Park maintenance has gone way down and there does not seem to be any "cap" on rent space increases for the future.

Inez

I have been leasing a 3 bd rm house in Hayward for 3 years. I invested with the owner half on the upgrades on the kitchen and bath room. I found out that the home is in forclosure and was scheduled to be sold this past 3/20/09. Per the vendor request the foreclosure has been rescheduled until 4/20/09. When I contacted the owner about my funds I invested I was told my money was tied up in the house. I found out that Heritage Plaza Mortgage in Stockton which went out of business and Wells Fargo are who the lenders are for the property.

Lia

I just wanted to state how ridiculous the prices in the San Francisco renting market is. Someone that is living on their own is basically having to pay 1600 for a small 1 bedroom. Most of these places do not even constitute as a 1 bedroom and also are illegal-landlord just takes cash and or it is a room that was built without permits. Some are so hidious and dirty with extremly old appliances and electrical sockets.Who can one complain to?

Nicole

We (Husband & 3 Kids) have lived in our place for 2 years. Where do I begin, First we pay an huge amount of rent for a small 2 bedroom place (1850.00). The place has no air conditioning, No Dish Washer, the bathrooms have mold and the toilet is pulling up from the floor and the carpets are disgusting and to top it off the landlord has refused to give us the mailbox.

Fair Housing Foundation

The Fair Housing Foundation runs a Fair Housing Program that addresses housing discrimination claims; informs landlords and tenants of their rights and duties; helps tenants with habitability issues and evictions, among other tenancy-related problems; and offers referrals to other agencies.

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Gail

I live in a low income senior complex in West Sacramento. We have 120 units here and this is a tax credit property.
This complex is new, opened in late April, early May 2008.

We were told when we signed our lease that this complex would be a fully gated community after all apts. were rented. Months ago a community letter was sent out to us stating that we were now a full complex. We waited and waited for gates. We got 2 side gates, but none to the main entrance.

Jewish Free Loan Association

At the heart of Jewish Free Loan Association is the General or Emergency Loan Program, providing interest-free loans of up to $15,000 to individuals and families of all faiths in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. These loans assist normally self-supporting individuals with money for rent, moving expenses, security deposits, car repairs, used car purchases as well as medical and dental emergencies. One guarantor only is required for loans up to $1,000 if unemployed, $7,500 employed, and two guarantors are necessary for any amount over $7,500.

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Lloyd

Extreme rent increases each year virtually utilizing most of our retirement income from Social Security. No consideration of other cost of living increases such as Gasoline, Insurance, Health Care (especially prescription medicines), and Food.

David

Dear Governor S.,

 

My name is David Lee Frater. I am a disabled 55 year old man who has been disabled for the last 6 years. I used to be a principal systems analyst, the rank above a senior systems analyst, for all of my adult life after college before I became disabled. I worked, and worked very hard for nearly 30 years before becoming disabled.

 

Sandy

I am a wheel chair user on a fixed income who cannot find nor afford to move to affordable handicapped accessible housing in my neighborhood - the westside.

The renters rebate has been the one source of small help in my continually rising rental cost.

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